C&D Zodiac Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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Jude Dozor
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Pros
  • People are leaving a few every month to go work for the old owner of C&D, I say good bye (in 6 reviews)

  • A great place if you're a recent grad (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is typically promoted based on who they know, not what they know (in 8 reviews)

  • cliquish, low pay, no advancement, nepotism and plagiarism (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good place for go-getters, at least initially.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer Manager
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer Manager

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People that work their butt off despite low starting pay can advance very quickly in the first few years due to high turnover, especially in engineering and even more in stress engineering. They have a saying, "keep the keepers" and it definitely pays to be recognized as one of those. Great place to start and get some experience.

    Cons

    Very chaotic environment at times. Constant inflow of new engineers to replace those who quit, so it felt like I was having to work through the same issues over and over again. There is low turnover at the top, so once you are promoted to a manager level it might be hard to advance much further.

    Advice to Management

    Place a higher value on engineers, and you will be able to retain better engineers.

  2. Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    Friendly, chill place to work. Room for growth

    Cons

    Low pay, disorganized, getting a raise is hard

  3. Good place to start.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at C&D Zodiac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good opportunity for new grads to get right into the mix.

    Cons

    Limited career potential. Expect to do the same thing for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your engineers better and invest more in training and development. The high turnover rate must be extremely expensive, not to mention demoralizing.

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  5. unorganized and underpay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Control in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Material Control in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to move around. chill place.

    Cons

    low pay. overworked people. no overtime pay salary

    Advice to Management

    treat you people better.

  6. IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Currently unknown to complete the cons section

  7. Quickest Turnover Anywhere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aerospace work is cutting edge and very interesting. There are a number of very talented people to learn from. Quiet little town with a moderate climate.

    Cons

    There is constant pressure for the organization to perform at an unrealistic output. Company structure and policy evolve on a monthly basis. Advancing to higher positions only provide slight increases in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to invest in the workforce. The product is too difficult to be made by underpaid people with little experience or motivation to stick around.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad management

    Former Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have a job, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management making bad decisions, high turnover rate for production employees, engineers leaving left and right.

  9. Plenty of work to do, long hours, never ending changes, family business mentality transitioning to big global thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty opportunities for young people, they like fresh and new ideas, let's go and try culture.

    Cons

    Pay below than market average. No overtime pay for salary employees, 10% yearly bonus is unreal, totally unreal. Meetings meetings meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, pay better and results will be evident.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Dead End, False Hope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Planner in Marysville, WA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No Pros what so ever

    Cons

    Terrible pay, No chance for advancement, Over worked, high expectations, company wide no one works as a team everyone is only looking out for themselves and to place blame on others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are actually human beings, have the right personnel so your programs aren't consistently failing, get the correct amount of quality and quantity employees to succeed, and pay your employees at least industry minimum.

  11. Dysfunctional at best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The contemporaries are good, educated people. We work well as a team and sem to get the job done as best as we can.

    Cons

    Production people are low class and work in a sweat shop environment. extremely passive/aggressive and very low moral. The management is almost not aware of the animosity going on in the place.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out and quit treating people like crap.

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